Today is the 5 Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo’s place. It’s a day where we get to play with words. We write in just 5 minutes, without worrying about perfection. No editing. No backtracking. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Today’s Prompt: Grit
It was a few years ago. I was hanging out with some girlfriends after church. I remember we were discussing our current circumstances, that path that God had us on. I remember telling my friends that even though I didn’t understand my current situation, I knew that God was at work. I was trusting Him for a good outcome. At that moment, one of my friends turned to me and said, “Girl, you’ve got grit!”
As anyone would who didn’t understand the meaning of the word in the moment, I smiled and said “thank you”.
Grit. It’s like sand. Or a small granule, small enough to slip through fingers. But at the same time, it means “firmness of mind or spirit; unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger”.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
When times are tough, do you ever find yourself “gritting your teeth”, as if to hold your tongue, for fear you might speak something out of your mouth to change the outcome of your current circumstance? I know I have. It’s my “I am standing firm in the face of danger” face. I will not not be moved.
I want to have more grit in my life. Not the grainy kind that slips through fingers. But the firm, steadfast, unwavering kind that stands firm, no matter what. He is the Rock. And I am the grit. Together, we are a perfect pair!
How’s your grit?
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & leave an encouraging comment.